“Do you have any Couch?”
No, we have made the choice not to grow it.
Couch (Cynodon datylon) and hybrid couch varieties are a fine leaf, durable grass. It is a warm season grass that has both stolons (above ground runners) and rhizomes (underground runners).
Couch is mostly considered as cheap budget option and is frequently used in situations where the installer doesn’t care about the long-term outcome only that it gets them out of an immediate jam.
Couch is also considered easy to grow. Of course, it doesn’t help that Couch is used as a sports grass that can look top notch. What can be overlooked though is that behind those beautiful fields are teams of qualified staff giving the turf exactly what it needs when it needs it and often with a large operating budget. When used in these situations, it is likely that the Couch:
From our experience, in a typical residential situation, Couch:
It is also susceptible to Couch Mites. Couch Mites are tiny pests that feed on new growth and are visible only through a magnifying hand lens or microscope. Couch Mites are believed to be a native species and is now widely distributed across Australia. Despite having a short life cycle, they can take hold quickly and cause damage.
Symptoms of Couch Mites include:
Couch mites are likely to be more severe during hot, dry conditions (the Welcome mat to Townsville is rolled out for at least 9 months of the year). They can be spread by lawn clippings, wind, equipment, shoes or on the back of other little critters. An outbreak may be controlled by spotting the damage early and prompt invention. However, left untreated Couch Mites can quickly overrun an area and research shows that they then can be very difficult to get rid of completely and that Couch can take a long time to recover from infestation.
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